So here is my message to ponder:
– Do you really need to give out gift bags?
– Do the kids really want these items or do you just feel the obligation to hand something out?
– If you feel the need for gift bags, ask yourself, can I somehow make it purposeful and zero/low waste? (My son once got a paper gift certificate for a free scoop of ice cream at a local shop.)
– Where will the items eventually end up; packaging and all?
I think once we really think through this, we will each come to the conclusion that gift bags are unnecessary.
Trust me, kids don’t come to the party for the gift bag…they won’t miss them!